Renewable Energy Development in Africa

Proceedings of the African Energy Programme Conference, 25–29 March 1985, Mauritius, Volume 2

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Water Pumping with Windmills in Zimbabwe

The paper outlines the research that has been carried out to assess the available wind energy and water pumping performance of windmills in Zimbabwe. A summary of a cost comparison between a windpump, diesel, electric, solar and handpump is included. Results indicate that there are moderate to low winds over most areas of the country.


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